Spotlight on | Sugilite
First and foremost, Sugilite is a stone of loving communication. That little passive-aggressive voice in your head right now? It should be nicer to you. It’s time to let Sugilite help you to start communicating with honesty and courage and watch how fast you start attracting a like-minded tribe who actually want to hear what you’re saying.
Sugilite is a powerful aid for eliminating anger, hostility, jealousy, and prejudices. It encourages forgiveness and helps cultivate the ability to love and be loved without neediness (or passive-aggressive BS). Helping the bearer to understand that truth is the highest form of love, and living in one’s own truth is not only healing but empowering, let Sugilite open you up to quality communication with all.
The History of Sugilite
Named for Dr Ken-ichi Sugi, a Japanese petrologist who discovered the first specimens in 1944 on Iwagi Islet, Japan, Sugilite has since been discovered in Canada, South Africa, Italy, Australia and India.
Sugilite represents the astrological sign of Virgo. Its numerical vibration is 7. Considered to be one of the most significant love stones on the market today and even referred to as “the premier love stone,” a quality specimen can be a hell of a lot harder to get your hands on than a black market copy of the latest Game of Thrones.
Sugilite is a relatively rare cyclosilicate of the Osumilite group, a potassium sodium lithium iron manganese aluminium silicate mineral.
These prismatic crystals generally range through a spectrum of pinks and purples (often a stunning violet) and normally occur in massive form. Besides pink or purple, Sugilite can also occur in reddish violet, brownish yellow, and colourless forms.
What is Sugilite used for?
Keep your Sugilite close – carry it with you, or wear it set in jewellery to help say goodbye to that toxic ex, negative self-talk or shitty job – whatever’s bringing you down, Sugilite is known to assist in the removal of negative attachments and provide protection from negative entities. In addition, it is claimed to be powerfully nurturing, facilitating the release of worry and stress, with the bonus added power of stimulating positive feelings and good vibes, resulting in calmness, peace of mind and overall emotional healing. Can we get a hell yes?
Sugilite is an extraordinary healer of the emotional body, a grounding force for the socially awkward and people suffering from mental illness, or those who simply feel Earth is not their home. It is an especially joyful stone for those who never quite fit in, and for lightworkers who find it difficult to adjust to the vibration of Earth. Its energy alleviates grief, sorrow and hopelessness, and lends the strength to face difficulties and recognise that there is a bigger picture. Sugilite helps the bearer shake it off, let go of shitty events in the past and move forward in a positive way, releasing unwanted thoughts, memories or life experiences that run on a loop in your head, keeping the mind from peace.
Sugilite is one of the best crystals for those who are highly sensitive and tend to be weighed down by taking on whatever energies are around them. Wear or carry Sugilite to create a warm, protective, magickal “shield of Light,” keeping the wearer impervious to negativity and the disharmony of others.
More often than not associated with the Crown Chakra – meditating with Sugilite gives the bearer the ability to channel high-frequency Violet Ray energy (associated with strong spiritual growth and wisdom), often resulting in astonishing insights.
In through the Crown and down to the Base Chakra, aligning all of the chakras as it goes, when working with Sugilite the mind becomes attuned to the spirit, directing its healing force back through the mind and into the body. Repeated use of this stone allows you to establish conscious control over the mental vision you have for the physical body and to tap your own infinite resources to direct and effect healing.
For those suffering from chronic pain or struggling to discover their life’s purpose, daily meditation with Sugilite is recommended.
Sugilite promotes an understanding of the mind/body connection and how illness and disease may result from chronic stress, emotional turmoil and lack of love. Its energy is believed to bring the nerve centres and brain hemispheres into balance, calming the senses and energetically releasing tension, fear, and psychosomatic disease. It is thought to relieve emotional disturbances and psychiatric disorders, neurotransmitter glitches, or brain malfunctions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, epilepsy, and motor dysfunction and is a perfect stone for those suffering from paranoia, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Sugilite has also been used to bring support for autism and Asperger’s syndrome, and to relieve insomnia and sleep disturbance.
Sugilite is also an awesome stone for helping children feel safe and centred, and to adapt to the world around them. Place on a nightstand or under the pillow to counter insomnia, ward off nightmares, and encourage nurturing, vivid dreams. A small piece in a child’s pocket or backpack boosts confidence and eases social situations; it is also thought to provide extra support for children with autism, dyslexia and other learning disabilities, as well as those with extra-sensory gifts. Pink Sugilite is good for resolving inner hurt and can be especially consoling for adopted children who have tracked down their birth parents and were rejected.
For physical symptoms, use Sugilite with strong layers of Black Manganese to absorb negative energy to relieve headaches or joint pain and dispel pain, discomfort of all sorts, and general feelings of disorder. It may be beneficial for fighting off viruses and inflammation and is one of the premier stones to aid in the treatments of cancer by lifting despair, calming emotions, and channelling healing energy into the body. Simply hold the stone and allow the pain and negative energy to be transferred into the Manganese and Sugilite like a super-strength negativity magnet.
Sugilite may be useful in treating iron deficiencies, asthma, allergies and other lung-related health issues, as well as increasing physical stamina and endurance. Light coloured Sugilite is considered especially beneficial for cleansing and purifying the lymph system. Place on the groin, under the arms, along the clavicles or over the spleen and liver to cleanse toxic blood conditions.
Time to add Sugilite to your holistic first-aid kit.